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Inside Macintosh: Imaging With QuickDraw /
Chapter 4 - Color QuickDraw / Color QuickDraw Reference
Color QuickDraw Routines

Opening and Closing Color Graphics Ports

All graphics operations are performed in graphics ports. Before a color graphics port can be used, it must be allocated with the OpenCPort procedure and initialized with the InitCPort procedure. Normally, your application does not call these procedures directly. Instead, your application creates a graphics port by using the GetNewCWindow or NewCWindow function (described in the chapter "Window Manager" in Inside Macintosh: Macintosh Toolbox Essentials) or the NewGWorld function (described in the chapter "Offscreen Graphics Worlds" in this book). These functions automatically call OpenCPort, which in turn calls InitCPort.

To dispose of a color graphics port when you are finished using a color window, you normally use the DisposeWindow procedure (if you let the Window Manager allocate memory for the window) or the CloseWindow procedure (if you allocated memory for the window). You use the DisposeGWorld procedure when you are finished with a color graphics port for an offscreen graphics world. These routines automatically call the CloseCPort procedure. If you use the CloseWindow procedure, you also dispose of the window record containing the graphics port by calling the Memory Manager procedure DisposePtr.


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7 JUL 1996